When someone tells you they’ve been hurt, you wouldn’t tell them they haven’t.When someone shares with you about their experience, you wouldn’t tell them that can’t have happened because you have a different experience. When a whole group of people tell us they’ve been hurt, a compassionate response involves listening.When a whole group of people … Continue reading Who Will Be the Good Samaritan?
Several years ago my husband and I had the amazing opportunity to travel in Norway. My mother's family is Norwegian and I had been twice before, once as a small child when we visited my aunt's family and again as an adult accompanying my beloved grandmother, Mor-Mor (mother's mother), on her last trip to visit … Continue reading Juneteenth 2020
I've been planning another reading post for weeks, but I couldn't anticipate how an upside-down world would spin off its axis yet again. In light of George Floyd's murder and the resulting protests, I've been pondering, praying, quiet, recognizing just how much I don't know and that, while my voice is important and silence isn't … Continue reading Reading: May 2020 pt2